If you ask your Austin movers for a list of 10 places you should visit first after you get unpacked, there is a good chance that this venue will be ranked pretty close to the top spot. Austin City Limits Live is a music venue that holds an astonishing 2,700 people on three levels. With almost 100 annual shows, you will find something here to check out whenever you need a night on the town.
Something for Everyone
Austin City Limits Live is well-known for the diversity in acts that the venue books. You could see an orchestra one week and enjoy a rock concert the next. Just a few of the names booked for the upcoming year include Bryan Adams, Toadies, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, John Denver, Yes and Matchbox 20.
The venue has teamed up with the city and the Austin City Limits Music Festival, so when it rolls around for 2013, there are going to be events to raise money for a few eco-friendly projects. This includes carbon offsets, bike sharing, planting trees and a whole lot more. Details haven’t been finalized, but their goal is to raise at least $1 million to help make a positive change.
In addition to entertainment, Austin also gives you access to plenty of fantastic eateries. Whether you are looking for a light lunch or a full course meal, there is little chance you will ever walk away disappointed in this city. A few recommended venues include:
- Home Slice Pizza – Over $1,000 positive Yelp reviews should get you excited about this restaurant. Contrary to what you would expect from the name, they also have subs, salads and homemade desserts, including NY cheesecake, tiramisu and cannoli!
- HopDoggy Burger Bar – Some of the burgers are piled so high here that you better not be ordering one on a first date, if you are worried about making a mess. Make sure that you try the Carmel and Sea Salt Shake too; it is the best shake you will ever taste!
- Franklin Barbeque – You should expect to wait in a very long line here. Even if you arrive at 9 am on a Wednesday morning, you will likely have a dozen people in front of you. It is worth the wait though!
- Moonshine Patio Bar and Grille – It is hard to decide if it is the atmosphere, service or food that makes this such a popular pick. One thing is for sure, it offers one of the best brunches in the city.
- Blue Dahlia Bistro – Fresh baked breads, cheese plates, open-faced sandwiches and mouthwatering soups are complemented by a rustic décor, exceptional staff and a lovely closed-in patio that can be enjoyed year-round.
- Uchiko – If you love sushi, ask your Austin movers how to get to Uchiko. Everything about this place is amazing from the pebble-covered patio to the impeccable food presentation to the weird but wonderful desserts. Even if you do not like sushi, you will find something tempting to try on the menu here!